Domaine de la Madone Beaujolais Villages (750ml)
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Domaine de la Madone is located in the heart of Beaujolais in the Beaujolais Villages area. The vineyard spreads over 28 ha over two villages, Le Perréon and Vaux en Beaujolais (better known as “Clochemerle”). The estate is divided into 90 small plots of different exposures and altitudes (between 300 and 500 m). With vines ranging from 15 years to more than 100 years (40 years old on average). Gamay is planted on South facing steep slopes on pink granite soils; this diversity of terroirs is key to enable the Beraerd brothers to craft complex wines with depth and soul. On the Northern facing slopes, one can find the estates parcels of Chardonnay, this grape expressing more elegance on those more clay soils. A part of the estate (2.5 ha) is now fully organic while the rest is trained using sustainable viticulture methods.
On the nose, crushed blackberries, mulberry, and licorice. On the palate, it’s medium to full-bodied, ample and concentrated, with fine, melting tannins, juicy acids and a generous and expressive core of fruit. Pair with a herb and vegetable-focused quiche, charcuterie board, or lighter, chicken fare.
Made from 100% Gamay, the grapes come from vines with an average age of 50 years. Manually harvested, 100% destemming, maceration for 15 days and aging on lees for 18 months in concrete vats, spring racking, light filtration, fining.